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Ringo's eyes
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8 July 2014
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Duke_of_Kirkcaldy
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As I'm sure most of us have observed, ever since about the late '80s, Ringo has virtually always worn sunglasses - or at least some sort of tinted glasses - for any public or on-camera appearance.  Has he developed sensitive eyes or something, or is this just now his 'look'?  I think his stint as the Conductor on Shining Time Station was probably the last time I've seen him completely without eyewear.  a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

8 July 2014
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I've been wondering this myself. I would think it's just his 'look', as he never seemed to have poor vision before. 

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8 July 2014
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I've heard that people with light blue eyes can develop photosensitivity. One former member of another band I like also has blue eyes and wears sunglasses exclusively now, and cites photosensitivity due to camera flashes as the reason.

That said, another connection between Ringo and that other musician is that they had a history of substance abuse, and maybe they just don't like the way they look in their older age without the glasses.

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4 March 2015
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i don't like this thing from Ringo.it's a kind of not showing your inner self.he has always been a sincere one. in the Scorsese film about George he wears the sunglasses even inside!. probably it's caused by photosensitivty but he wore the "mask" very often just in the 70's, surely for not showing tha abuses effects and today, i think, he doesn't like how he looks, he must have great great wrinkles! in a 80's tv interview beside with George the journalist asked him to take them off for a moment, i saw it on youtube, but he didn't want to

4 March 2015
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ahdn_paul_06 Maybe he doesn't have any eyes under there.

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4 March 2015
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It must suck to always live in darkness though.

4 March 2015
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Linde said
It must suck to always live in darkness though.

Good point. Though Roy Orbison had that 'look' for what seemed like forever; it's odd seeing photos of him without them.

I should note that I happen to share Ringo's sparkling blue eyes :)

4 March 2015
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no journalist asks about it to Ringo. someone should

7 March 2015
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i've got a photo of me and my sweetaheart on the screen...looking at myself i've thought it's not a bad idea after all the Ringos'...i think i'll always put my sunglasses on too from now on!

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Annadog40 said
ahdn_paul_06 Maybe he doesn't have any eyes under there.

Maybe he was the Walrus..... or he died in '66, not Paul!

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12 March 2015
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he still got his eyes!!!

12 March 2015
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12 March 2015
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Why are those two downloading to my computer when i click on them?

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12 March 2015
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 ^ What is that?

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12 March 2015
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ooppsss...i tried to copy the image but it doesn't appear. it's one with glasses of course but wie can see the eyes

12 March 2015
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[What the hell is wrong with this post? I give up trying to fix it.]

 

Not sure why it downloads automatically to my computer but it reads  (quotes aren't wotking properly)

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12 March 2015
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Oh, that reminds me, I do have one of Ringo with the shorter hair and beard and without glasses from 1983, so you can kind of imagine what he looks like now.

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12 March 2015
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Uhhhhhhhhhh. He looks so cute.

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12 March 2015
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meanmistermustard said
Uhhhhhhhhhh. He looks so cute.

As do all of us with those baby blues.

14 March 2015
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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said
Uhhhhhhhhhh. He looks so cute.

As do all of us with those baby blues.

If blue eyes means cute what the hell happened to me?

Also I remember reading something about how people with blue eyes don't have the protection against bright lights than brown eyes. Personally I have a problem with bright lights. Sometimes even sunglasses just aren't enough. 

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